A Turn in the Road

August 2, 2020

“Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August.” – Denise Levertov August has always been the month of events, concerts, and gatherings that we voraciously inhale to get in as many summer activities as we can before the start of school and the cooler days ahead.  Not so this year. We find ourselves enjoying the simple […]

Summer 2020

July 1, 2020

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry Truman The summer of 2020 will certainly be one to remember (or forget). The one thing we do need to remember is the innovation, grit, and determination that so many have […]

June of Hope

June 2, 2020

“June is bustin’ out all over….!” – Oscar Hammerstein  June is certainly the gateway to summer even as we flirt with the occasional 30 degree morning here in Vermont. In this unprecedented year June is being called upon to take on a higher calling and be the new beginning for hope and progress in so many […]

Navigating May

May 4, 2020

“The world’s favorite season is spring. All things seem possible in May.”  Edwin Way Teale I hope all of you are safe and carrying on during this unprecedented time. Barbara and I have been taking advantage of this unexpected free time and walking everywhere throughout the valley and beyond. Wherever we go there is the […]

Featured Wines for Last Week of April

April 27, 2020

Tortoise Creek works with small farmers in California who focus on sustainable farming. Tortoise Creek is handcrafted, small-batch wines selected and blended from growers who understand this philosophy. They offer remarkable value.  Tortise Creek Cuvee Jeane Savignon Blanc 2018 90 Points – Wine Enthusaist ‘Best Buy’ Crisp and dry with notes of white peach and tropical fruits.  Tortoise […]

April QuaranTimes

March 31, 2020

We at the Warren Store are missing all of you and hope that you are safe and healthy.   I hope that you’ve all been able to utilize this unexpected free time to enjoy your friends (from a distance) and family (up close). During this anxious chapter here are some words from some members of the […]

Warren Store Closing

March 17, 2020

St Patrick’s Day is usually a proclamation for the “Luck of the Irish”. Unfortunately that rainbow and the pot of gold at the end of it won’t be showing up today or anytime soon. In this very weird and anxious time of distancing ourselves physically we need to remind ourselves not to distance ourselves emotionally. […]

March Madness

March 3, 2020

     “The stormy March has come at last, with winds and clouds and changing skies,  I hear the rushing of the blast that through the snowy valley flies.” –  William C Bryant March certainly came in like a lamb.  Who knows what this fickle month has in store for us. But March is also the month […]


February 20, 2020

HAPPY VERMONT PODCAST Posted at 16 Feb by Erica In this episode of the Happy Vermont podcast, Garvin talks about the challenges and rewards of running a store, and how every day is a little different. Click Here to listen to the podcast. Here is a Summary of the Podcast. At the Warren Store in Vermont’s Mad […]

February Light and Love

February 3, 2020

“While it is February one can taste the full joys of anticipation. Spring stands at the gate with her finger in the latch.” –  Patience Strong  You can feel it. You can see it. The warmth of the sun- however brief- during the day and a bit of light left outside as we settle in for […]